2017-08-30

Back In Action



Fall sports were in full swing last week at Archbold and Pettisville high schools. Top left: Macey Rupp goes for a kill in Archbold’s volleyball match with Stryker, Saturday, Aug. 26. Top right: Ben Zimmerman (70) provides a key block for running back Noah Gomez in Archbold’s football game at Hicksville, Friday, Aug. 25. Bottom left: Pettisville’s Nichole Foor leads […]

Larry L. Simon



Larry L. Simon, age 76, of Bryan, passed away at 11:13 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, after a brief illness. Mr. Simon was a 1960 graduate of Hoven High School in Hoven, S.D., and received a scholarship to play football at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. He would later enter […]

Mailbox Struck



An unknown vehicle struck a mailbox, then fled the scene. An accident report filed by Archbold police on Friday, Aug. 18, states evidence at the scene indicates a vehicle was traveling south in the northbound lane of South Buehrer Street, and struck the mailbox at 1306 South Buehrer Street. Fulton County Auditor records show the home is owned by Cody […]

America Will Come Together To Help Harvey Victims



In an advertisement for the 2000 movie, “The Perfect Storm,” about a fishing boat caught in a hurricane, one of the characters says, “They’re running out of scary words to describe this storm.” That quote, “running out of scary words,” could apply to Harvey– once a hurricane, now a tropical storm that is hammering parts of the Gulf Coast. The […]

Investment Firm Buys Former Shopko Building



Bruce Roth, Toledo, president of R&P Investments, confirmed the company has purchased the former Shopko building in Archbold. Bids for the building were taken via the Internet; bidding ended Aug. 9. Roth said R&P will close on the property, Monday, Sept. 11. R&P plans to market the building to other businesses, “sale, lease, or build to suit,” Roth said. “We […]

Charles J. Wyse



Charles J. Wyse, age 92 years, of Archbold, passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2017, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan. He was born June 25, 1925, near Archbold, the son of Charley and Cora (Rupp) Wyse, and married Patricia Short on Oct. 3, 1948. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he farmed and worked at Rich Tractor in […]

Reports Identity Theft



Mary Annette Huber, 56, Archbold, reported to Archbold police that someone attempted to use her personal information to place bets over the Internet. Huber told police about the incident Saturday afternoon, Aug. 19. She said her credit card and social security information may have been compromised. She told officers she was in contact with the credit card company, who denied […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 Gendron, Inc., an Archbold manufacturer since 1959, will close the doors of its East Lugbill Road plant by the end of the year. The plant fell victim to its outdated production processes, according to Steven Cotter, president and owner of the company, which manufactures wheelchairs, wheeled stretchers, and other medical equipment. “Updating the […]

Park Board Seeks Council Opinion On New Building



The Archbold Park Board has agreed to approach Village Council with the idea of constructing a new building. Before the potential project can move forward, it must obtain the backing of council. During the Wednesday, Aug. 23 board meeting, Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks & Recreation director, said an anonymous donor had pledged money, in excess of $10,000, toward the construction […]

Wilma Jean Lemons



Wilma Jean Lemons, age 87, passed away peacefully at Fulton Manor in Wauseon on Aug. 24, 2017 after a brief illness with cancer and while in the care of Hospice. Wilma was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Ashland, to the late Raymond and Frances Hinkle (Frances Hinkle Miller and stepfather Russel Miller). She is survived by loving husband of 70 […]